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Banned from Parking Garage?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by NJS1207, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. NJS1207

    NJS1207 Member

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    I pulled into a parking garage in Manhattan yesterday morning and was stunned to be turned away by the attendant. He was very apologetic, but said he had been instructed by the company not to accept Model Ss. When I asked why, he said he was told they were too expensive, and the liability and repair costs were too high. I had to get to a meeting (and find another parking spot), so I wasn't in a position to stay and debate the matter. The next parking garage was very happy to take the car. Indeed the attendant made a point of putting it in a prime spot and engaging me in conversation about it. That is more my usual experience.

    Has anyone else been turned away from a parking garage before?
     
  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Active Member

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    Sounds like a bit of confusion between allowing them to park and allowing them to charge.
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    or maybe they damaged one and had to pay up
     
  4. Merrill

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    So they must not allow Jaguars, Audi, Mercedes, Ferrari etc.
     
  5. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Am wondering if they've found that a leeetle ding that costs $X to fix in a Jaguar costs $4X in an aluminum-skinned Model S????????
     
  6. Chas F

    Chas F Model S 60kWh #P6396

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    I think Jags are aluminum-skinned as well.
     
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    +1 for common sense
     
  9. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    OK, fair enough.
     
  10. Galve2000

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    NJS would you mind mentioning which garage you were turned away from? Do they have an EVSE for charging too or were you just parking there for convenience/pricing reasons?

    I worry that as BEVs become more common they will be turned away because garages don't want to deal with BEV issues. They put up with it now b/c there are not so many BEVs on the road, but as the number increases, it becomes more problematic.
     
  11. roblab

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    What issues are those? Are we talking ICEing? or BEVs that burst into fl*** when plugged in, or other such unsubstantiated rumors. Some of these issues are based purely on ignorance of fact and stories written up in auto mags as supposed humor, or printed in newspapers as a reporter's experience. I wonder. The owners of these parking garages are often the older investor trying to make a buck, don't understand the technology and don't want to be bothered. Oh, and they failed physics in high school, too. I know. They were in my class.
     
  12. AmpedRealtor

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    It's time for Tesla owners to be considered a protected class... :p
     
  13. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Well, we could always add real functionality to the Peacemaker Package.
     
  14. Mike_Schlechter

    Mike_Schlechter Model S - P457

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    I park at an Icon garage at 45th between 2nd and 3rd. I know there is another Tesla that parks there (brown). Icon seems to welcome them. I always get parked up by the booth. I especially like this as the mobile app can hit it without trouble.
     
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    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Maybe the owner also owns an oil company. That was a desperate measure to reduce EV drivers. :p
     
  17. Nichen

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    This is outrageous, how can he ban you like that!??! Sue him for discrimination! I have never heard of such a thing before.
     
  18. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    #18 Mayhemm, Jun 15, 2014
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    I have a nasty little chuckle every time I think of all the F-150 drivers who are going to be hit with that bit of news the next time they bring their svelte new truck in to fix a ding.


    Yeah, you'd think this would throw up some civil rights flags. I can see turning someone away due to lack of space or something but not due to the car they drive.

    Do they only accept rusted-out ****boxes that are cheap to repair in their garage? :wink:
     
  19. lolachampcar

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    Did a swede just suggest suing someone?????
     
  20. AmpedRealtor

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    This seems like a clear violation of your religious rights. Driving a Model S is a religious experience!
     

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